The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more
Attorney General Jeremy Wright has replaced Matt Hancock as culture secretary in the cabinet reshuffle, following Jeremy Hunt’s promotion to foreign secretary.... Read more
Michael Ellis has been confirmed as the new libraries minister at the department of digital, culture, media and sport, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet... Read more
The government is investigating complaints about the pending closure of Darlington's grade II listed Crown Street Library.
The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has changed its name to include 'digital' in order to acknowledge the evolution of the department's remit.... Read more
The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have... Read more
In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government... Read more
Plans to close 10 out of Swindon's 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet.
Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan [pictured] has called on the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, to intervene in Swindon Council’s plans to close... Read more
The long-awaited Ambition report for Public Libraries has been published, urging local authorities to use libraries to deliver other public services such as health, with... Read more